A large collection of model trains entered into the Charterhouse sale of collector’s items on Friday 14th December are expected to sell for thousands of pounds.
“Our collector’s auctions are always interesting and fun.” Commented George Holtby. “There is such a variety of lots including coins, medals, stamps with model cars and trains for which the market remains very strong resulting in great prices.”
The collection of model trains was amassed by its Dorset owner over many years. Sadly he passed away earlier on this year and Charterhouse were instructed to remove the models from the property and clear the remaining items.
Although most of the models were kept in the property, it was the garden shed which housed a large train track layout where the locomotives and coaches were run on a regular basis.
There are about 150 model Hornby, Bachmann and other model trains along with trackside buildings and accessories in the collection. Many are still in their original boxes, some of which